What That Miley Cyrus is Racist Thing is About

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Short answer, it’s lib on lib political violence and an identity politics conflict.

There’s been a conflict within the feminist movement for a while stirred up by self-identified “Women of Color” who claim that the white feminist establishment marginalizes them.

Like a lot of the left’s insane internecine struggles, this one is ridiculously ugly and ridiculously pointless to anyone on the outside. The so-called women of color claim that white feminism is racist based on… pretty much a variation of the old white privilege argument that all white people are racist and instinctively dominate everything without even knowing it.

(This has a certain ironic resemblance to Kevin McDonald’s similar argument about Jews. It almost makes you wonder whether McDonald just ripped off white privilege and applied it to Jews or whether some leftists decided that McDonald’s argument about Jews is worth applying to white people in general.)

Like most of the left’s ideological wars, this is really about activists using identity politics to angle for power within the movement.

Lately the WOC tagline has been the hashtag #solidarityisforwhitewomen. This is an improvement over its old White Womens Tears. Like 99 percent of identity politics, it can be summed up as

1. You don’t understand our pain!

2. Give us more power!

As obnoxious as this kind of thing is within the feminist context, it becomes even more toxic when its proponents begin applying it to creative fields.

What that means is denouncing writers who use black characters as racist for commodifying black stories, white musicians as racist for commodifying black music, etc. The theme is that only official black people should be able to make use of these things.

It’s really a toxic form of special affirmative action that doesn’t just seek privileges, but to entirely exclude white people, and it’s becoming a problem in certain fields where white liberals suddenly find themselves being mau-maued by psychotic talentless people whose only calling card is their black skin privilege. It can be funny to watch, but is still an online flashback to the 70s.

Both came together around the Miley Cyrus thing as white feminists defended her, only to be attacked by the loonier WOC core of activists for commodifying black music and culture and othering them. If I were black and white people wanted to take twerking, I would pay them to take it. But that’s not what this is really about. This is about racializing everything in order to politicize it and then write long essays about how you wished your hair was straight while growing up and how white feminists don’t care about that.

In other words, it’s like MSNBC but even worse.

 

  • richard sanders

    I am a loyal Democrat and strong Obama supporter and unfortunately Daniel you
    are right. I see so many bogus disputes on the left that are about nothing more

    than folks angling for power. Both black and White feminists should chill out so
    they can get back to doing what they really want, trashing and condeming all men.

  • richard sanders

    If black women don’t want to be marginalized, they should pursue the Alice Walker
    trick and focus on how low-down, vile and despicable black men are. That should
    get a few white feminists in their corner, although Walker has since moved on to
    hating her ex-Jewish husband and all Jewish men. She is filled with so much love.

  • Ide-Clair

    This is like segregation all over again, but with blacks dictating to whites.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      Some never wanted to end racism, they wanted to win.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Communist propaganda targeted at Westerners was most of the time intended to foment anger at the establishment. But as dupes, they just get angry at anyone that disagrees with their faith beliefs.

    I read yesterday that “whites” are not allowed to “appropriate” elements of black culture because “white culture is dominant” and I guess we’re to always infer that blacks are always oppressed just because.

  • Nash Montana

    Feminist black women. I have a lot of respect for that. But why don’t they teach black women self respect before they go after white feminist dingbats? I truly can understand that there is a problem within the black community that stereotypes and objectifies black women. But who is really doing it?

    White feminists? Maybe, yes. They’re racist anyway. They’re the kinds of people that go like ‘oh you’re black, I have no problem with that I have many black friends”, and then they try to act all black, just like they go ‘oh you’re gay, I have no problem with that I have many gay friends”.But they are not really the problem. We all know feminists are deeply racist because otherwise they’d just once pick up the problem of race and abortion and the incredibly racist fact that most aborted babies are not only girls, but black.

    The real problem are blacks themselves. They are incredibly sexist, and racist towards their own people. There is LITERALLY NOTHING that whites could do to blacks that they haven’t done to themselves already. From objectification to stereotyping to abortions by race to right out genocide.

  • http://tinatrent.com/ Tina Trent

    Narcissistic viciousness and white/hetero self-flagellation (both of which confer power) are the only purposes of women’s studies. The discipline is as deeply nasty as a Sixties hag war B movie, only about a thousand times less fun.

  • tagalog

    Like all leftist causes, which all resemble a cold or measles, or some other incurable but minor disorder, this one will have to run its course, annoying and disturbing to social order though it may.

    History has taught us that human folly WILL express itself, from generation to generation.

    And, like all minor but incurable diseases, if we get enough of these idiocies thrown at us at one time, it will weaken our society and make it susceptible to a potentially fatal attack of sickness unto death.

  • ziggy zoggy

    Am I supposed to care what female supremacists and American Blacks think? They’re barely capable of conscious thought and I’d rather have a rectal exam than say hello to one.

    Am I a bigot? Who cares?